Used Cars is one of Robert Zemeckis' pre-Roger Rabbit and pre-Forrest Gump efforts starring Kurt Russell is a devious car salesman who goes to work for affable but monumentally unsuccessful used car dealer Jack Warden. Warden's principal rival is his more prosperous twin brother, also played by Warden, who schemes to take over the "good" brother's lot. After a series of raunchy vignettes, the film boils down to an every-man-for-himself price war between the two Wardens, which rages on even after we're one Warden short. The supporting cast of Used Cars is populated by such reliables as David L. Lander, Michael McKean, Al Lewis, Dub Taylor, Dick Miller and Betty Thomas. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Funny as hell! Not recieved well in 1980, but has become a cult classic over the years(for a good reason). You don't get 'em like this anymore. A Youthful Zemeckis directs his funniest movie ever. If you like Warden(who plays a double role) or Russel, this is a must see. Did I sell it?
Once in a while this movie is unnecessarily raunchy but not enough for me to not recommend it to anyone. The comedy is built on unscrupulous people stepping over each other, from local officials to back stabbing brothers. But no moral or political agenda is intended here. Its just a fun movie to watch.
This movie as held up over the years, and is still funny - mainly because it is K Russells best comic performance. And we all dread having to do battle with car salesmen, but I promise none will be as outrageous as Mr Russell. It will cheer you up.